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Italian Bean & Vegetable Soup

Italian bean & vegetable soup. Inspired by the popular minestrone soup, but without the added noodles. When I created this soup, it started out as a minestrone. While it was delicious, I wanted a soup that was mostly a source of protein and vegetables, without the added carbs. Not that carbs are bad here, but I always love having bread with soup…. For that reason, I wanted my soup to be lighter. So this is what I ended up with: a flavorful soup that’s light and perfect when served with a good slice of bread. When I was a teenager, I spent a day with my grandmother, learning how to make homemade soup. She wasn’t following a recipe, she simply explained how to make a soup from scratch. Everything from blanching the tomatoes to making her…